The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Saturday night. The St. John’s Red Storm and Marquette Golden Eagles will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN.
Free College Hoops Picks: Marquette Golden Eagles @ St. John’s Red Storm
Date: Saturday, March 9th, 2:00 ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Marquette vs. St. John’s Live TV: ESPN
If there is any hope remaining in the season of the Red Storm, they are going to need to win this game and carry at least a bit of momentum into the Big East Tournament. As it is though, the team is a total mess. G D’Angelo Harrison, G Amir Garrett, and G Sir Dominic Pointer have all been suspended for this game for their roles in various problems for the Johnnies, and that really doesn’t leave much in the way of talent to take on one of the best teams in the Big East. F Jakarr Sampson and G Phil Greene are still very talented individuals though, and we’re wondering if there won’t be some real heart shown by the remaining players that Head Coach Steve Lavin has left to call upon. Marquette is a great team, but it is a team that tends to have brain farts on the road. The club was lucky to survive a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights earlier this week, and it wasn’t able to survive against the Villanova Wildcats. This is a tremendous opportunity to pick up another road win to move up the bracket. We do think that the Golden Eagles are going to get the job done, but this feels like it is a whole heck of a lot of points to be giving any home team in this conference, regardless of how depleted it is or how poorly it has been playing.
Marquette vs. St. John’s Pick: St. John’s Red Storm +8
Marquette vs. St. John’s Prediction: Marquette 61 – St. John’s 59